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Marlene Power

Library Director

  • On Temporary Leave


  • MLS (1987) University of Toronto
  • BA Hons. (1985) Religious Studies, University of Waterloo


Erich Engler

Acting Library Director


  • MLIS (2019) Western University
  • PhD (2012) Early Judaism, McMaster University
  • MA (1998) Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University
  • BA (1993) Theology, Briercrest Bible College

Contact Regarding:

  • Overall administration
  • Collection Development, Donations, gifts to the library
  • Research Assistance and Library Instruction
  • Technical Services: Cataloguing & Metadata, Systems & Database Administration


Jennifer deBlieck

Acquisitions and Serials Technician


  • MA (Ongoing) Interdisciplinary Studies program, Athabasca University
  • BSc (2002) Life Sciences, McMaster University

Contact regarding:

  • Receiving, processing of library acquisitions
  • Maintaining subscriptions to databases, serials

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Alex Breitkopf

Circulation Supervisor


  • PhD (2019) Theology, McMaster Divinity College
  • MA (2011) Old Testament, Regent College
  • BA (2001) History, Idaho State University

Contact regarding:

  • Loan periods, Borrowing, Renewals
  • Library accounts,  Fines
  • Interlibrary Loans

Brandon Swartzentruber

Assistant Librarian


  • MI (2022) Concentrations in Archives & Records Management; Library & Information Science, University of Toronto
  • BA (2018) Biblical Studies & Theology, Tyndale University College 

Contact regarding:

  • Archives
  • Collection Development
  • Research Assistance and Library Instruction

Peter Turkstra Library,  Redeemer University , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada
Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email: